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Sheriff encourages drivers to use caution as school year starts.

August 29, 2014
Sheriff encourages drivers to use caution as school year starts.

The new school year begins Tuesday, Sept. 2. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole is asking drivers to be aware of school buses and the young passengers they are carrying. “We are encouraging drivers to cut down distractions and concentrate on the road as kids of all ages get back to school,” Sheriff Cole said. “Children are often eager to get…

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Thunderstorms likely today.

August 29, 2014
Thunderstorms likely today.

The weather is brought to you by Urka Auto Center, 3736 W. U.S. 10, Ludington, www.urkaautos.com. Friday, August 29, 2014: Widespread showers and thunderstorms developing by early afternoon. Cloudy with temperatures warming into the mid to upper 70s. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance…

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Ludington native flew night missions over Vietnam.

August 28, 2014
Ludington native flew night missions over Vietnam.

The traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will be on display at Ludington City Park until Sunday, Aug. 31. For more information, click on the Mason County Allied Veterans Wall Project website here. By Kate Krieger. Senior Correspondent. LUDINGTON – On August 5, 1964, Everett Alvarez…

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Fund raiser will help woman who gives back to the community.

August 28, 2014
Fund raiser will help woman who gives back to the community.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  HAMLIN TWP. — The community is helping out a person who has devoted her life to helping others. On Saturday and Sunday, a fundraising event will…

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Obit: Willadeen Rader, 89, Branch

August 28, 2014
Obit: Willadeen Rader, 89, Branch

Willadeen “Billie” Rader, age 89 of Branch, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  Billie was born on November 15, 1924 in Oceana County, the daughter…

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Scottville senior center to observe healthy aging month.

August 28, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Area Senior Center has several events planned in observance of National Healthy Aging Month. - Wednesday, Sept. 10, 17, 24 at 10:30 a.m.: Nicole Smith, health…

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Making summer pike fishing worthwhile

August 28, 2014

Weekly Fishing Tip: Catching big pike in the summer Most anglers consider winter the best time to catch a trophy-sized pike, but following a few key pointers can make summer…

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Thunderstorms possible tonight

August 28, 2014
Thunderstorms possible tonight

The weather is brought to you by Urka Auto Center, 3736 W. U.S. 10, Ludington, www.urkaautos.com. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2014: Partly cloudy skies. High 72F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.…

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Vietnam’s brutality has a lasting impact

August 27, 2014
Vietnam’s brutality has a lasting impact

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. HART — Even though Deb McCarthy of Hesperia did not fight on the frontlines of the Vietnam War, she knows all too well the horrors…

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Vietnam Traveling Wall triggers emotions

August 27, 2014
Vietnam Traveling Wall triggers emotions

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. HART — As 500-plus bikers converged upon the Oceana County Fairgrounds Wednesday to escort the Vietnam Traveling Wall to Ludington, many of them had interesting…

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Vet still isn’t sure why US was at war, but would serve again

August 27, 2014
Vet still isn’t sure why US was at war, but would serve again

By Kate Krieger. MCP Senior Correspondent. LUDINGTON – Serving a two-year commitment in the United States Army from 1969-1971, Ludington summer resident, Chuck Patrello still isn’t too sure why the…

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The wall arrives

August 27, 2014
The wall arrives

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — An estimated 800 motorcycles escorted the traveling Vietnam Memorial from Hart to Ludington City Park this afternoon.

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Custer Road closure beginning Sept. 2

August 27, 2014

SHERMAN TWP. — North Custer Road will be closing between Sugar Grove and Decker roads beginning Sept. 2 for approximately three weeks, due to culvert replacement. Traffic may use Tuttle,…

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College president waives arraignment in drunk driving case

August 27, 2014
College president waives arraignment in drunk driving case

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. MANISTEE — West Shore Community College President Charles Dillon waived his arraignment on a drunken driving charge and is scheduled for a pretrial conference at 10…

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Sheriff’s office responds to crashes Tuesday

August 27, 2014
Sheriff’s office responds to crashes Tuesday

The Sheriff’s Report is brought to you by Carter Lumber, 2323 U.S. 10-31, Ludington, 231-757-9000;www.carterlumber.com. The following was the activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for Tuesday, Aug. 26,…

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Wall escort route

August 27, 2014

HART — The traveling Vietnam Memorial wall will be escorted by dozens of motorcycles this afternoon. The group will leave the Oceana County Fairgrounds at 3 p.m., traveling north on…

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Photography exhibit stirs emotions about Vietnam

August 27, 2014
Photography exhibit stirs emotions about Vietnam

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — John Hosier, Jr. grew up in Big Rapids listening to the tales of World War II from his father and uncles. In January 1967…

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Partly cloudy today, rain possible Thursday night.

August 27, 2014
Partly cloudy today, rain possible Thursday night.

The weather is brought to you by Urka Auto Center, 3736 W. U.S. 10, Ludington, www.urkaautos.com. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2014: Partly cloudy. High 71F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday…

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